Performance Based Building Design 2: From Timber-Framed by Hugo S. L. Hens

By Hugo S. L. Hens

Similar to development physics, functionality established construction layout used to be infrequently a topic earlier than the power crises of the 1970ies. With the necessity to improve power potency, the curiosity in total development functionality grew.
This paintings released in volumes, applies the functionality reason, complex in utilized construction physics, to the layout and building of structures. In continuation of Vol. 1 this quantity discusses lightweight building with wood and steel parts, roofing platforms, fa?es, and ends with finishes and the general chance research. such a lot chapters construct on a related scheme: assessment, performance assessment, layout and construction.
This fourth publication, after construction Physics and utilized construction Physics, is the results of 38 years of educating architectural, development and civil engineers, coupled to greater than forty years of expertise in examine and consultancy. the place and whilst wanted, enter and literature from over the area was once used, it is because every one bankruptcy ends directory references and literature.
The booklet could be usable by way of undergraduates and graduates in architectural and development engineering, although additionally development engineers, who are looking to refresh their wisdom, may gain advantage. the extent of dialogue assumes the reader has a valid wisdom of creating physics, besides a history in structural engineering, construction fabrics and development building.

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1 and 2. , Hens, H. (2000). Building Envelopes in a Holistic Perspective, Methodology. Final Report IEA-ECBCS Annex 32 ‘Integral Building Envelope Performance Assessment’, ACCO, Leuven. 1 Typologies Low-sloped roofs normally have an impervious membrane on top. Imperviousness also stands for vapour-tightness, meaning that in moderate and cold climates the vapour barrier is on the wrong side. This quandary dominated practice for a long time. Two low-sloped roof types surfaced: the non-ventilated, also called compact or ‘warm’, and the ventilated, sometimes named ‘cold’.

Interstitial condensation, Building Technical File. Pilkington Research and Development, No. 8, January. 14] Harderup, L. , Hagentoft, C. E. (1985). Prevention of moisture damage by ventilation of the foundation. Report Department of Building Technology, Lund Institute of Technology. 15] Laboratorium Bouwfysicsa (1985). Systeembouw-woning ‘Futurhome’, Isolatieproblemen. Rapport 86/5 (in Dutch). 16] Christensen, G. (1985). Summer condensation in post-insulated exterior walls. Report CIB-W40, Holzkirchen meeting, Danish Building Research Institute.

Performance assessment of TIM-envelopes. Proceedings Clima 2000, Brussel. , Van Keer, R. (1998). Transparante isolatie: eindverslag IWT (in Dutch). 1 In general Together with the façades and lowest floor, roofs are part of the building envelope, also called building enclosure. As with outer walls, envelopes separate the human-adapted indoor environment from outdoors. However, more than for outer walls, emphasis with roofs lays on rain control. Indeed, contrary to vertical façades, which only face wind-driven rain, roofs catch all precipitation.

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